Covid19

#CovidCast: Covid-19 Uniting (Fragile) Communities amidst Security and Economic Realities

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The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected the security and the economy of Nigeria in a dramatic way. Unemployment has been on the increase, this is a reflection of the fragility of the national infrastructure. In this episode, Prince Charles Dickson, Ph.D. of Tattaunawa Roundtable Initiative explored what should be the common ground …

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#CovidCast: The Impact of Covid-19 on National Security and Economic Realities

The pandemic worsens the global economy, especially with the lockdown, even though some entrepreneurs used digital marketing to scale, most of them were unable due to the structure of their business. This affected food security and the rate of hunger increased. The World Bank projected that five million Nigerians would be pushed into poverty due …

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#CovidCast: Why You Need to Wear A Facemask After Vaccination

Masks are a key measure to suppress transmission and save lives. Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive ‘Do it all!’ approach including physical distancing, avoiding crowded, closed, and close-contact settings, good ventilation, cleaning hands, covering sneezes and coughs, and more. Depending on the type, masks can be used for either protection of …

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Covid-19 Vaccine: Too Fast or On Time?

In late 2019, the Coronavirus was isolated. According to Wikipedia, its genetic sequence was published on 11 January 2020, triggering an urgent international response to prepare for an outbreak and hasten development of a preventive COVID-19 vaccine. Creating a vaccine in under 1 year is no small feat. While the coronavirus pandemic made a new …

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Covid19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Nigerians and COVID19 Vaccine )

Covid19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Nigerians and COVID19 Vaccine )

A lot of Nigerians still don’t believe in the Covid-19 vaccination. This brings me to a quick question you Listening, have you been vaccinated?Why haven’t you been vaccinated yet?It’s because of these concerns I had Gabriel I. Oke on this episode to have conversations around what we need to know about the vaccine and why …

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Governor Lalong, Tyoden & Others Recieve AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, Reassures Citizen of the Govt’s Fight Against the Pandemic

Governor Lalong Receiving Covid19 Vaccine

After receiving the allocated doses for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for Plateau state on Monday, Governor Simon Lalong, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, the Governor’s wife, Regina Lalong and other government officials took their jabs. Shortly after receiving the vaccine, Governor Lalong said that, “today marks another important milestone in our fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic which …

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#YesToCovid19Vaccine: How Vaccines Are Tested For Safety

How Vaccines Are Tested For Safety

Vaccines reduce the risk of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defenses to build protection. Scientists have been developing safe vaccines for decades. Source: World Health Organization. Laboratory Testing: Expert scientists test the safety of a potential vaccine in a laboratory first. Clinical Trials: Promising vaccines enter clinical trials, where people volunteer to test the …

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Online Safety: Digital Media and Infodemic During the Pandemic

Coronavirus happens to be the first pandemic in the digital media era. Digital media has enabled us to easily share and access information about COVID-19.The danger of this efficiency is that digital media provides an opportunity for anybody to become a publisher, in this case, even those with inaccurate information have a platform to share …

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#Covid19: How The Infodemic Affected Our Behavioral Patterns

No doubt that information (authentic or fake) shapes perception. Since the world experienced the first pandemic in the social media era, different kinds of information have been flooding the internet space, just like this podcast; some are accurate others are not.Misinformation is as dangerous as the pandemic, in this episode, Dr. Meshak explored the relationship …

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